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smooth and unspotted

the surface of a healthy natural nail should be


clients with skin or nails that are infected,inflamed,or swolen should be refered to a

bruised nails

a nail condition where blood clots form under the nail plate due to a small injury of the nail plate is

uneven growth and age

ridges running vertically down the natural nail plate are caused by

ridge filler

to provide a smooth appearance to a natural nail plate with ridges after careful buffing apply

eggdhell nails

nails with a noticeable thin white nail plate that are more flexible than normal nails are

beaus's lines

visible depressions running across the width of the natural nail plate that are the result of a mayor illness or injury are


A condition that results from the living skin splitting around the nail is:


redness pain and swelling are signs of a


Minor damage to the matrix that produces a whitish discoloration or white spots on the nails is:


A dark band within the nail plate extending from the base to the free edge due to increased pigmentation is:


split or bittle nails have a series of lengthwise ridges arough appearance to the surface of the nail plate

plicatured nail

A type of highly curved nail plate often caused by injury to the matrix, but may be inherited; also called "folded nail."

nail pterygium

Abnormal conditions that occurs when the skin is streched by the nail plate; usually caused by serious injury or allergic reaction.


parasites that under some conditions may cause infections to the feet and hands are

yellow-geen spot

in the early stages a typical bacterial infection on the nail plate can be identified as a

fungal organisms

nail infections are caused by a large numbers of bacteria or

pseudomonas aeruginosa

the naturally occurring skin bacterium that can grow out of control and cause nail infections incorrectly reffered to as mold is


Any deformity disease of the natural nails in general is


inflamation of the nail matrix followed by shredding of the natural nail plate is


the lifting of the nail plate from the bed without shedding is a sign of

local infection

onychomadesis is the separation and falling off of a nail plate and can be traced to

nail psoriasis

tiny pits or severe roughness on the surface of the nail plate is an indication of

pyogenic granuloma

severe inflammation of the nail in which a lump of red tissue grows up from the nail bed to the nail plate

athlete's foot

tinea pedis is the medical term to describe

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